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Tunxis Community College
"The Point Where The River Bends"
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MottoEducation that works for a lifetime
Type Community College
EstablishedOctober 1969*
PresidentDr. James Lombella, Ed.D. (interim)
DeanKirk Peters (Dean of Student Affairs), Amy Feest (Dean of Academic Affairs), Charles Cleary (Dean of Administration)
Academic staff
142[ citation needed]
Administrative staff
142[ citation needed]
Students~7000 [1]
Address271 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, Connecticut, 06032, USA
Campus suburban
Website tunxis.edu
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  • chartered in 1969

Named after the Tunxis Native American Tribe, Tunxis Community College is a two-year public community college located in Farmington, Connecticut, United States. It opened in 1969 and is currently one of the twelve colleges in the Connecticut Community Colleges system. [2]


Tunxis has an open admissions policy. [3] Tuition costs depend on in-state or out-of-state status. [4]


Tunxis awards Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees and also offers Certificate programs. Students may pursue a "Transfer Ticket" associate degree program and upon completion transfer to a Connecticut State University as a junior to complete their bachelor's degree. [5]


Tunxis Community College is licensed and accredited by the Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education and accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC). The most recent comprehensive review by NEASC was in 2011 and the next comprehensive review will be in Fall 2021. [6]


Originally operating in a former shopping mall, a large expansion to the campus was completed in 2008. The expansion included a new 37,074 square foot library building with a cafe, and a 57,800 square foot classroom technology building. [7] [8] In 2013 a further expansion to the classroom building was completed that added another 56,000 square feet of space for classrooms and labs. [9]

External links


  1. ^ "College Information". Tunxis Community College. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  2. ^ "Colleges & Universities". Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU). Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  3. ^ "Tunxis Community College". US News & World Report: Education Rankings & Advice. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  4. ^ "Tuition, Fees, Payment". Tunxis Community College. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  5. ^ "Degrees & Certificate Programs". Tunxis Community College. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  6. ^ "Tunxis Community College". NEASC Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  7. ^ "Campus Architecture Database: Library Building". The Chronicle of Higher Education. January 20, 2010. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  8. ^ "Campus Architecture Database: Classroom Technology Building". The Chronicle of Higher Education. January 20, 2010. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  9. ^ "Tunxis Phase II Grand Opening Celebrates New Classroom Building Extension". The Hartford Courant. September 1, 2013. Retrieved August 1, 2017.

TUNXIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE Latitude and Longitude:

41°42′21″N 72°52′41″W / 41.7057°N 72.8781°W / 41.7057; -72.8781